BAYER OTC

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BAYER

Arthritis/rheumatic disorders
Nonnarcotic analgesics
Thromboembolic disorders
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Aspirin 325mg; tabs; caplets; gelcaps.

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Indications for BAYER:

Arthritic and rheumatic conditions.

Adult:

Rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis and pleurisy of SLE: initially 3g daily in divided doses; target plasma salicylate level 150–300mcg/mL. Osteoarthritis: up to 3g/day in divided doses. Spondyloarthropathies: up to 4g/day in divided doses.

Children:

JRA: initially 90–130mg/kg per day in divided doses; target plasma salicylate level 150–300mcg/mL.

Contraindications:

NSAID allergy. Viral infection in children and teenagers. 3rd trimester pregnancy.

Warnings/Precautions:

History of asthma or peptic ulcer. Severe hepatic or renal dysfunction. Bleeding disorders. Diabetes. Gout. Pregnancy, nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Potentiates anticoagulants, hypoglycemics, methotrexate, acetazolamide, valproic acid, highly protein-bound drugs. Urinary alkalinizers, antacids, corticosteroids may increase excretion. May antagonize ACE inhibitors, β-blockers, diuretics, uricosurics. Increased bleeding risk with NSAIDs or chronic, heavy alcohol use. NSAIDs increase risk of renal dysfunction.

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EXTRA STRENGTH BAYER

Pharmacological Class:

Salicylate.

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset/bleed, prolonged bleeding time, anaphylaxis, salicylism.

How Supplied:

Ext Str tabs, caplets, Plus—50; Ext Str gelcaps—40, 80; Bayer Tabs—12, 24, 50, 100, 200, 300, 365; Caplets—50, 100, 200

Indications for BAYER:

Pain. Fever.

Adult:

325–650mg every 4hrs.

Children:

Use chewable tabs.

Contraindications:

NSAID allergy. Viral infection in children and teenagers. 3rd trimester pregnancy.

Warnings/Precautions:

History of asthma or peptic ulcer. Severe hepatic or renal dysfunction. Bleeding disorders. Diabetes. Gout. Pregnancy, nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Potentiates anticoagulants, hypoglycemics, methotrexate, acetazolamide, valproic acid, highly protein-bound drugs. Urinary alkalinizers, antacids, corticosteroids may increase excretion. May antagonize ACE inhibitors, β-blockers, diuretics, uricosurics. Increased bleeding risk with NSAIDs or chronic, heavy alcohol use. NSAIDs increase risk of renal dysfunction.

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EXTRA STRENGTH BAYER

EXTRA STRENGTH BAYER PLUS

BAYER CHEWABLE

Pharmacological Class:

Salicylate.

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset/bleed, prolonged bleeding time, anaphylaxis, salicylism.

How Supplied:

Tabs—12, 24, 50, 100, 200, 300, 365; Caplets—50, 100, 200; Gelcaps—40, 80; Ext Str tabs, caplets, Plus—50; Ext Str Gelcaps—40, 80; Children's—36

Indications for BAYER:

To reduce combined risk of death and nonfatal stroke after ischemic stroke or TIA. To reduce risk of vascular mortality in suspected acute MI. To reduce combined risk of death and nonfatal MI after MI or unstable angina pectoris. To reduce combined risk of MI and sudden death in chronic stable angina. Revascularization procedures.

Adult:

Ischemic stroke and TIA: 50–325mg once daily. Suspected acute MI: 160–162.5mg once daily (start as soon as MI suspected) then for at least 30 days post-MI. Prevention of recurrent MI, unstable angina pectoris, chronic stable angina: 75–325mg once daily. Coronary artery bypass graft: 325mg once daily (start 6hrs after procedure) for 1yr. Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty: 325mg 2 hours before surgery, then 160–325mg once daily. Carotid endarterectomy: 80mg once daily to 650mg twice daily (start before surgery).

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

NSAID allergy. Viral infection in children and teenagers. 3rd trimester pregnancy.

Warnings/Precautions:

History of asthma or peptic ulcer. Severe hepatic or renal dysfunction. Bleeding disorders. Diabetes. Gout. Pregnancy, nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Potentiates anticoagulants, hypoglycemics, methotrexate, acetazolamide, valproic acid, highly protein-bound drugs. Urinary alkalinizers, antacids, corticosteroids may increase excretion. May antagonize ACE inhibitors, β-blockers, diuretics, uricosurics. Increased bleeding risk with NSAIDs or chronic, heavy alcohol use. NSAIDs increase risk of renal dysfunction.

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BAYER, ASPIRIN REGIMEN

Pharmacological Class:

Antiplatelet.

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset/bleed, prolonged bleeding time, anaphylaxis, salicylism.

How Supplied:

Aspirin Regimen 81mg—32, 120, 180; Aspirin Regimen 325mg—100; Children's—36; Bayer Tabs—12, 24, 50, 100, 200, 300, 365; Caplets—50, 100, 200; Gelcaps—40, 80